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Anything But Square Winter

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14 May 2021 - 5 September 2021
24 Hours


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

Expected the unexpected this winter at Fed Square!

The Knot

July 15–September 5

Become delightfully entangled in an art experience like no other this winter at Fed Square.

Fed Square is going to light up the winter night with a bold, large-scale, immersive experience by French artist Cyril Lancelin.

The Knot Launch

Thursday July 15

Head on down for the launch of The Knot to be one of the first to see this incredible, immersive artwork never-before-seen in Australia by French artist Cyril Lancelin. To celebrate we’ve got live music, roving entertainment and giveaways from 4.30pm.

La Riz en Rose, atiyah
A Taste of The Knot

Thursday July 15–Sunday September 5

Enhance your sensory experience of The Knot with a special Knot-themed dish or drink. Sip a classic French martini, dine on a delicious rosewater rice pudding or go the whole-hog and enjoy a full-blown French-inspired six-course degustation: we’ve got it all! Plus, we’ll have heaps of tasty giveaways throughout The Knot season. Yum!

Frenchy Weekends Music

August 27–September 5

From French jazz classics through to heart-thumping electronica, each Frenchy Weekend features different live music acts to get you in the groove.

Every weekend, Fed Square’s Main Stage will play host to a rotating smorgasbord of live musical acts, preparing you for the mood of the Frenchy Weekends Film Festival film to follow.

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Frenchy Weekends Film Festival

August 27–September 5

Dance with the French cancan dancers, surrender to some of the world’s best DJ’s beats in improbable locations – travel the world through the magic of film.

We are delighted to present, in partnership with Alliance Française de Melbourne, a curated selection of French films for the Frenchy Weekends Film Festival.

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Frenchy Fed Free Workshops

August 23–September 4

Your Frenchy Weekends experience wouldn’t be complete without attending a special Frenchy Fed Free Workshop.

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of French etiquette, or how to impress your friends by hosting a très jolie party. Sip on mimosas as you learn to paint like Monet* or bring the kids to learn how to make a rouge (red), blanc (white) and bleu (er, blue) cockade to celebrate the French spirit of liberté, égalité and fraternité!

*This, alas we cannot guarantee, but keep trying!

Frenchy Weekends Giveaways

August 27–September 5

Who doesn’t love a giveaway? Each Frenchy Weekend we’ll be giving away cute merch, delicious food and more!

The Winter Village

May 14–August 29

The Winter Village is an alpine-inspired pop-up winter wonderland atop the Skyline Terrace at Fed Square. With Melbourne’s twinkling city lights as the backdrop, The Winter Village is set to be a landmark destination for a second season.

With a full season of events and activities to explore, The Winter Village is free to enter and open 7 days a week.

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About Fed Square

World-class art galleries and installations. A diverse range of food and drink. Thrilling, extraordinary events that capture the hearts of Melburnians year after year. Fed Square is anything but square. Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has seen more than 100 million visits and been named the 6th Best Public Square in the World. Frankly, we’re slaying out here and it’s nice to be recognised.